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Assessment

The 2014 national curriculum introduced the concept of ‘age related expectations’ (ARE).

Children are taught the curriculum for their year group and are assessed against the objectives at the end of the year.

If they are able to demonstrate that they have understood, and can apply these objectives, they have reached the ARE for their year.

Some pupils could be working according to previous years’ expectations - these children would be ‘working below the ARE’.

Children working within their year groups curriculum, but who are not yet secure, would be assessed as ‘working toward ARE’.

We use a range of assessments ranging from informal teacher assessments through to end of year tests for pupils in years 2-6.

For more information on assessment please read our Assessment Policy. 

At the end of Key Stage 2, Year 6 pupils sit Statutory Assessment Tests (SATs) for reading, mathematics and grammar, punctuation and spelling (GPS).

Test results are converted into ‘scaled scores’ with a score of 100 being the expected standard.

Any score below 100 means a pupil is ‘working towards the expected standard’ and any score above 100 means the pupil is working ‘at or above the expected standard’.

Pupil Results 2017 (cohort of 18 pupils)

 Children achieving Age Related Expectations (ARE) Year 6

Subject  

National at ARE %

St Giles Pupils at ARE %

Reading

71% 

72%

Writing

76%                                                     

56%

Maths

75%  

78%

GPS

77%                                                    

78%

Combined - RWM

61%

56%

Scaled scores Reading and Maths (progress) - Year 6 2017  

Subject  

National 

St Giles Pupils (14 pupils )

Reading

104.1

102.9

Maths

104.1

102.5

Children achieving high level of attainment - Year 6 2017

Subject  

National  %

St Giles Pupils (18 pupils ) %

Reading

25%

11%

Writing

23%                                 

0

Maths

18%

16%

RWM

9%

6%